Williams fled from officers and ran to the Redwood Motel, 725 Hickox
Drive. He then climbed onto the roof of the hotel, then onto some
power lines located near the hotel roof. Williams made his way to a
utility pole, where he remained for approximately 90 minutes.
AmerenCILCO was called to the scene to cut the power to the lines.
Lincoln police officers were able to convince Williams to surrender
at 6:25 p.m., at which time the Lincoln Fire Department extended a
bucket from their fire truck just under Williams' feet. Williams
entered the bucket and was lowered to authorities.
He was taken into custody and transported to Abraham Lincoln
Memorial Hospital, where he was evaluated, released and then
transported to Macon County Jail to face the warrant charges.
The Lincoln Police Department thanks the following agencies and
acknowledges their cooperative effort to resolve the situation
without further incident: Logan County Sheriff's Department, Lincoln
Fire Department, Lincoln Rural Fire Department, Logan County
Paramedic Association and AmerenCILCO.
Nathan D. Williams, 25-year-old male
1705 S. County Club Road
Decatur, IL 62521
Macon County warrants:
Failure to appear -- driving while license revoked
Failure to appear -- theft
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